Author Archives: Charmy
Being a Parent in the Digital Age
Raise your hand if you have children born in two different decades. Raise your hand if you are struggling with parenting in areas you thought you mastered with older children. Raise your hand if you are reading this wondering where did you go wrong as a parent. Lastly if you are reading this and youContinue reading “Being a Parent in the Digital Age”
Controlling the Narrative
Originally I was going to spend way too much time talking about the Wendy Williams movie, when I heard that news series New York Times Presents did a story on Britney Spears. Then all of sudden everyone was talking about Britney. Intrigued with the idea of framing the narrative, I checked out the story.
Don’t Take it Personal…
This week we discuss Latrice’s blog Don’t Take It Personal. We discuss everything from Darwin’s The Selfish Gene to how we handle our emotions today.
Everything Inauguration Day
Emotionally, my day started with me consuming meme after meme of Trump reign being over, but when Harris was sworn in, I couldn’t help but be moved to tears. Knowing this woman wasn’t just for looks, Harris has done the work. She has earned that spot and I have no doubts that she will beContinue reading “Everything Inauguration Day”
Are You Brave Enough to be the Light?
Trump only got to occupy a little of today’s festivities. He boarded Marine One, flew a few miles to JAB where a small crowd of supporters cheered him on and he walked off to Village People’s YMCA.
Welcome To Dope Conversations Podcast
This week we covered current events. We added our 2 cents on the events that took place on January 6th at The Capitol. Charlie then expanded on some of her tips she wrote about in her post Starting The New Year with a Legacy Wealth Building Budget. We also introduce ourselves and end the podcast with our goals for the following week.
First Deliberately Dope is welcoming a new member, my sister Charlie! Her addition is so organic. I don’t recall when, but sometime last year my sister was included in my morning phone calls with Latrice. Our conversations would cover everything from what is going on in our personal lives to hot topics. Charlie will cover two her passions – legacy and finical security. Secondly we are adding a podcast! “Saturday Morning Coffee is Dope”, just like our weekly blogs, we will be discussing hot topics and picking one of our post from the week and doing a deep dive. Needless to say, I am excited.
Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom
The second half of this blog will contain spoilers. Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom was part of a series of ten plays written by August Wilson. Written in 1982, this story takes place in Chicago in early 1927. The setting was a day in the life of Ma Rainy and her band’s recording session. I wasContinue reading “Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom”
Lazy vs Depression
What happens to a hypochondriac, introvert during a pandemic with a history of depression? Well you get me struggling with the dark comfort that depression sometimes offers. Today was a perfect sunny 88 degrees and I had to force myself to take a shower, put on semi clean clothing to pick up a Walmart curbsideContinue reading “Lazy vs Depression”